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Our Guardian Program

You can be a guardian family.

Would you like to join the AwesomeDoodle crew, but maybe you’re not yet ready to have puppies in your own home? A “guardian” family isn’t really a good word for it,  guardian family owns an AwesomeDoodle mommy or daddy. You keep your dog and care for it, just like any other dog. However your dog would go to the home of an AwesomeDoodle crew partner, about once a month to visit and get comfortable in their home too.

This allows your dog to get ALL the attention from their furever home family, plus get to go to another home to have puppies, (or be a stud). Not only does a guardian family get a huge discount on a dog, they also get a PREMIUM dog that would be otherwise, near impossible to get. They also get a generous portion of the fees from the puppies they produce. It’s a win win agreement (and you’ll get free dog sitting too).

How it works:

AwesomeDoodle finds a poodle or an Australian Shepherd we want to add to our line up of moms or dads. We adopt the puppy and raise it for a couple months IN OUR HOME. We train it, help shape it’s behaviors, and teach it good manners. After that, the dog will get several visits from you, the guardian. Once the dog is comfortable with you, and everything is just right, then you will pay for the dog, sign our guardian agreement, and take the dog home.

The guardian family is responsible for all regular vet visits, food, and all expenses for the dog. AwesomeDoodle is responsible for any pregnancy or health testing related expenses.

AwesomeDoodle will get the dog about once a month, to ensure the dog stays comfortable at the partner’s home. When it comes time to breed, the guardian home is responsible to meet the crew member with their dog for mating. About 2 weeks before puppies come, mom will go to the crew member’s home and stay for 10 weeks. This is the hardest part about being a guardian family; being without your girl for 8-10 weeks. But you’re welcome to come visit and see the puppies. When it’s time for the dog to stop making AwesomeDoodles, we will pay for the dog to be spayed or neutered, and then the dog is yours for life.

If you’re interested in becoming a guardian home, please contact us.

You can watch the video below to learn about Christy’s experience with AwesomeDoodle’s guardian program.

Current Available Guardian Dogs:


Huey is a "extra mini" tri-color poodle and he will be about 12lbs full grown. Huey is available to the perfect family in Louisville, KY. If everything works out, he will sire our mini / toy size litters in Louisville for several years. The photo you see here is not Huey, but this is what we expect Huey to look like when he grows up. Huey will be trained by Tom until he is about 4 months old, and then he can go home around Valentine's day. Huey's fee has not been determined yet, however he will be about 25% of his investment. His owner will make a small fee for every litter he sires. Read about our guardian program here. Size: 12lbs Huey will be about 9 weeks old at Christmas time. We will have real photos of him up by [read more]


Dixie is available now to a home within one two hours of Bryan, Oh. Dixie is one of our tiniest AwesomeDoodle soon to be mamas. If there is one word to describe her, it's spunky. She has 3 older doggie siblings in the house, Zinnie, another of our mamas, weighs 45 pounds and two Old English Sheepdogs who each weigh 80-90 pounds. At 10 pounds, Dixie keeps them all in check. What she lacks in size, she more than makes up for in speed, agility, and stamina. She runs circles around them. Even though she seems to never run out of energy when it's time to play, she is calm and laid back when it's time to relax inside. She is not a velcro dog in any way, but she loves to sit by you and be cuddled. She respects personal space so [read more]


Darla is available for immediate guardian home within of 60 miles of Louisville, KY. Darla is 35lbs full grown. Darla will be a mommy in 2020. Can’t wait to see her puppies. Full bio and video coming soon. Read about our guardian program here. [read more]

These families are looking for Guardian homes in their areas:

Michael and Lois

Michael and Lois are excited to raise puppies with Awesomedoodle, with their two boys Aidan and Ryan, in Wethersfield, Connecticut. "We and have fallen in love with how Awesomedoodle raises puppies." Michael is in Construction and Lois is a Realtor who works from home. While searching breeders, we came across Awesomedoodle and immediately knew we had to have our furever family dog from them. We immediately got on the list and quickly became addicted to the Puppy Cam. We couldn’t get enough of the Puppy Cam that consumed every spare moment, watching, waiting and wondering what our future Awesomedoodle would look like. As the weeks and months went by and as we patiently waited for our names to be next in line, one day we were speaking to Tom and he asked if we would be possibly interested in a female Australian Shepard that he was planning on breeding. [read more]

Rebecca Amazing AussieDoodles near Minneapolis Minnesota

Rebecca raises AussieDoodle puppies near Minneapolis, in a small city called Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She is married, has a daughter and two beautiful Aussies. She's a part time Dental Assistant, a full time mom, and webmaster for AwesomeDoodle. Rebecca and her family like to hike, bike, camp, fish, canoe, ski, snowshoe, and her dogs go with her. Every weekend is an adventure. "I love to garden as much as I can, during the 6 months of warm weather we get in this region. I call it my "vegetable jungle". Nutrition is a priority for me and now for my dogs also. They are the best fed dogs in town." Her daughter Madilyn helps Reebecca raise a few litters a year. She is very compassionate and quite the animal lover, and is very helpful with our dogs and puppies. We get lots of compliments on Rebecca's [read more]

Jennifer and her adorable mini Aussies

Jennifer raises her Toy AussieDoodle puppies in Atlanta, GA. Jennifer is very active on the AwesomeDoodle crew, not only raising some of the best toy size AussieDoodle Puppies, but also helping the AwesomeDoodle group by helping us form new policies and procedures. To say that Jennifer is “consumed” with raising her puppies, is an understatement. Her videos are amazing as she updates you weekly on the health, vigor, and blossoming personalities of your puppy. Her photos are some of our best, and you’ll be waiting on pins and needles every week when you get your new set of photos of your growing puppy. It’s no wonder, Jennifer’s puppies highly sought after. [read more]

Shannon and Dana, Raising AussieDoodle puppies with love, near Michigan

Shannon has a passion for dogs. She calls herself the “dog mom.” She wanted to wear her “dog mom” hat, for this photo, but I refused. Shannon isn’t your typical dog breeder. A pathologist, a mother of 5, and master of 4 dogs, is just the start. She is “obsessed” with learning about genetics in dogs. Everything from breed specific health issues and how studying them can sometimes help diagnose human disease (it happens!), to behavior traits and color genetics. She’s trying hard to crack the color code to help us determine what colors of mommies and daddies will produce the most amazing looking puppies. Shannon will carry on Winnie’s legacy, with Zinnie. Zinnie is a puppy from Winnie’s last litter and will be an AwesomeDoodle momma to F1B puppies in the future. We’re so happy Winnie’s genes will live on. Shannon is teamed up with her mom, Dana [read more]

Susan, HoneyBee and Sophie

Susan isn’t just part of the AwesomeDoodle Family, she has her own AwesomeDoodle from Winnie X Ares. Sophie is one of the most popular dogs on our website, as she is the star of several training videos. Susan lives just a mile from Tom, practically in the same neighborhood. Susan’s passion for her dogs is apparent as soon as you walk in her house. She has 3 dogs, but only one will be an AwesomeDoodle mom. Susan is a retired nurse and worked in the ICU for newborn babies her entire career. With several “human” deliveries under her belt, her nurturing instinct takes over with these little wuppies. [read more]

Morgan & Diane, Loving AussieDoodle Puppies near Indiana

When I (Tom) first saw Morgan in our neighborhood (in Louisville), walking her dog on a "loose leash," I asked her if she was a dog trainer. She said, "No, I just like walking dogs." Then I asked her what high school she goes to, and if she would like a job walking dogs. She replied, "Yes but I'm in 8th grade and I'll have to ask my mom." ha ha! After some time, I gave Morgan a job walking my adult dogs every day after school. Then, she started taking care of our puppies. She would come to the house and carry a puppy around, as she was cleaning the floor. Sometimes I have to tell her to put the puppy down and get to work! When I have puppies here, she spends at least 30 minutes every day, playing and loving on all the puppies. Morgan and [read more]


While Barkley and Garrett get to have all the fun in the ATV, Erin is hard at work behind the scenes at AwesomeDoodle. Without Erin, you might not even get the right AussieDoodle puppy you bought. LOL. She coordinates puppy pick ups, payments, and helps manage all our partners. Erin personally replies to our more difficult puppy inquiries, even when she's on vacation with her husband and two kids, Kendall and Garrett. She also keeps track of deposits and our waiting list, and in general keeps the wheels turning at AwesomeDoodle. You could call her the "manager" of AwesomeDoodle. But Erin doesn't just manage AwesomeDoodle, she's also a partner. Juno's puppies are in high demand. Erin has one AussieDoodle as well; Barkley. He's a fun loving, happy-go-lucky, super smart AussieDoodle. Everyone in the neighborhood loves him, and they all want to "dog sit" when Erin is out of town. [read more]

Our Current Guardian Dogs (they are already living with their furever families):


This is Champ, weighing in at 10lbs. Champ is the perfect family dog. He likes to go on walks off leash, and sticks very close to his family. We call him “little champy” and he comes to us without even thinking about it. At Mike’s house, he has four human brothers and sisters and loves them all, even Mike’s 2 year old son. As you can see in his video, he is very playful and has a pretty good attention span, especially at only 10 months old at the time this video was [read more]


Blue is our sweet Mini Aussie. She is our smallest in size but she makes up for it in heart. Blue is very agile and athletic and keeps up with the bigger dogs and sometimes beats them in races. She looks up to the older dogs and enjoys playing and belly rubs. When it’s time to go outside she gets so excited to play, she can barely contain her self. She’s full of life and happiness and is a true Aussie in temperament, and doesn’t have toy-ish [read more]


Pepper is a mini Aussie, and she is a daughter of Faith. If you like Faith's puppies, you'll be sure to like Pepper's too. Pepper is sweet, she's cuddly, and playful. Pepper is a blue Merle and one of our smallest at 19 lbs and 13 in tall, she loves to sit next to you, and would sit ON you if you let her. When pepper is outside, she enjoys playing fetch, and also gets super excited to chase the squirrels out of the backyard or up into a tree. Pepper lives [read more]


Meet Thor, the Super Aussie who will melt your heart. He’s the perfect family dog. He will alert you when someone comes on your property, but we’re not sure if he’s being protective, or he just wants to meet someone new. After a few barks, he will warm up to strangers. He loves with play with the other dogs and is not overly dominant or submissive. He is a happy go lucky dog and is loyal to his family. [read more]


Meet Gunner there is so much to say about him!. Gunner is right around 35lbs and wow he is he stunning! Gunner will be out playing with the kids and as we are sitting on the porch I tell my wife “what a beautiful boy”. We absolutely love his personality. Gunner is soft and gentle with our kids. He is so happy and playful, and just wants us to pet him at all times but not overly velcro. He loves his days filled with long walks in the evening, dinner on the patio, playing with the kids, and a [read more]


Faith is a classic blue merle with two VERY blue eyes.  Faith is our most independent dog.  She can happily entertain herself and is not as needy as our other mamas, but if offered, will happily “endure” belly rubs for as long as you are willing.  She’s also possibly our most intelligent dog.  She is athletic, but isn’t interested in playing fetch.  We think she wonders what those silly dogs are trying to accomplish by chasing that same ball every day.  She’s very outgoing and loves everyone she meets, UNLESS she has [read more]


Penni is our beautiful little girl, with the most beautiful eyes. She has a submissive personality and she’s ready to give us all the love in the world whenever we walk in the door. She loves attention and cuddle time. At 20 lbs, she is the perfect, portable size! Penni loves going on walks and is excellent off leash. We have a cat and they are best friends. She has always been so good around other dogs, and when we take her to the park she always has so much fun playing [read more]


What can we say about Skyler? She is the perfect family dog. As a family, we bought Skyler, hoping for a dog that we could raise around our 4 children and could bring protection and also tenderness with our little ones. We didn’t want to get just a pet, we wanted a family member, and Skyler has proven her self over and over to be so much more than just a dog. Our kids can wrestle and play with her and she knows that it’s just play time. She is the leader [read more]


Well I’ve said it before; our dogs are extremely loving and compassionate, but I’m not sure this quote could fully describe the kind of love that Roxie shows us daily. To say that she is loyal, kind, and affectionate would be an understatement. Roxie is her name & affection is her game. This beautiful red merle mini aussie stands 16 inches tall and is 35 lbs. Roxie’s coat is so beautiful and her blue eyes will pierce to your heart when she glares at you. As you may know, The Australian shepherd is known to be athletic, fun and [read more]

Codee the standard poodle

Codee is a 64 pound standard AKC/CKC registered standard blue parti poodle. Codee loves his people and doing his tricks! He is a very sweet boy who is a little cautious when he first meets a stranger, but soon warms up and is a big lover. He gets along great with other dogs and loves going on runs, he’s never found to far from your side. [read more]


Gator lives in forever home with our good friend Tammy. You can watch Tammy with Gator in his video. Gator is a daddy to several of our new toy size and mini AussieDoodle puppies. We chose Gator not only for his spunky and friendly personality, but also for his colors. Not only does he produce great colors, but his friendly, playful, and happy go lucky attitude will make puppies that are well rounded, compact, go anywhere family members. Gator is a little guy at only 11lbs. Size: 11lbs [read more]


Nova is a happy go lucky small standard poodle weighing in at 55lbs. He is a large brown phantom / parti poodle. He loves to swim in the pond and assist with all the chores around the ranch. He is happy all the time. He is well socialized and not shy at all.  Nothing ever phases him. He likes when visitors come and loves to meet new people. Nova does not belong to LaDonna. Nova belongs to the same person who owns Jackpot. We have a special partnership which allows Nova and Jackpot to have a fun life. [read more]


Petunia will be an AwesomeDoodle mom someday. Stay tuned for video and full bio on her. Size: 20lbs Faith's Current Puppies in the Nursery: Faith's Current Puppies in the Nursery:


Want a dog everyone loves? A dog that is playful but also a cuddle buddy? Look no further than our girl Harley. Harley is one of our small blue merle mini Aussie moms. Harley is a spunky little girl and absolutely loves spending time with her people. Harley lives with one of our guardian families in Columbus Ohio. They have amazing things to say about her friendly personality and they absolutely love her. Harley is a great size, standing 15 inches tall and 25 lbs. She has fun being outdoors and exploring the backyard; however, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her guardian [read more]


Meet Lego. He's a 10lb toy size poodle and he's as red as they get. It took us a long time to find Lego and we're so happy we did. Lego has a little prance about him that is so fun. One minute he is bouncing around the back yard like he has springs on his feet, and the next minute he is curled up to you on the couch. Lego lives with his owner Jeannie, and his Chihuahua pal and two cats. Lego is playful with the cats but doesn't overstep his boundaries. Lego is well potty trained [read more]


  Oakley is 10 lbs. Two blue eyes and full of fun. He’s an attention hog and ready to go whenever you are. [read more]


Humphrey is a poodle and he is the son of Jackpot. Everyone loves Humphrey’s puppies and we love this little guy. He’s gentle, he’s fun, and he will do anything for some hugs. Humphrey is just over 20lbs. His owner is an avid outdoors-men and he loves to hike, swim (in pools and lakes and streams) and do just about anything outdoors. He is fast and agile on his feet, and he is never far from his people. What we love most about Humphrey is his temperament. He simply doesn’t have a [read more]


Ginger is Jordan's beautiful red merle Aussie female. Ginger lives with a wonderful Guardian home and they are over the moon for Ginger. They love her so much and she has a great life. Ginger is so sweet.  She LOVES being around her people.  She will stick right by your side and her favorite place to be is in your lap.  Ginger never meets a stranger either.  She is always excited to meet new people and she warms up to everyone and wins their heart very quickly.  She also really enjoys meeting and playing with other dogs. She is [read more]


Envy is arguably the most beautiful addition to AwesomeDoodle's incredible AussieDoodle moms. Envy's Sire and Dam are both show Champions. Only one word can describe Envy: PERFECT. She is spectacular in every way. Envy is one of Tom's Guardian dogs and she lives with Sugar Baby. Envy is like a little shadow and very loyal to her owners. She has no desire to run after distractions like other dogs or squirrels, and she is more interested in sticking with her humans. That said, she is not the "in your face" type of dog. Yes, she likes human touch and [read more]

Sugar Baby

Sugar, Sugar Baby, Sugar Bear, we have lots of nicknames for her, but one thing is for certain: she has spunk and personality. Sugar Baby lives in her forever home with Jennifer and Aaron in Bloomington, Indiana. She's what we call a "Guardian dog" just like Robin. Sugar lives with her Winnie X Ares AussieDoodle sister, named "Winnie Jr". She has a fun life with Jennifer, Aaron, and their 4 kids. Sugar goes to Tom's house every few months for "vacations" and hangs out with Tom and family. Sugar is just as comfortable at either home. Sugar will also [read more]


Jackpot is a Klein Poodle who was imported In-Utero from Germany.  He is 16 1/2 inches tall, about 15-18lbs, and a stunning phantom with DARK red markings.  He is a Velcro dog. He thinks he needs to go where ever I go.  He loves riding on the Gator when we feed horses or going on the boat when we go out to the lake. He goes to lowes and home depot and just about anywhere 4 legged friends are allowed. Jackpot is a happy clown of a dog who loves to play with the kids. He lives a happy [read more]


Milo, the toy sized poodle will melt your heart. At just 5.1 lbs (yes you read that correctly) he is one tiny little guy. Milo lives in his forever home with his human parents Jessie and Adam. He is a boyfriend for Gracie May and possibly HoneyBee. It's difficult to tell just how small he is, but if you notice in the photo, our freshly cut grass comes up to his knee :-)  Milo is ALL BLACK and we expect that to help bring out the colors in the Aussie. Milo is full of sweetness. He doesn't let you [read more]


We waited a year to get this amazing girl. Layla is perfect in every way. A small mini Aussie, She is 31lbs and the most STOCKY dog we have.  Her parents are both Champions. She is perfect bone structure. She's got the look, the stature, and best of all, she's as sweet as they get. I got on a very long waiting list and waited patiently for the perfect red merle. Layla came to be when she was 9 weeks old and I raised her for the first month. Then she went to her forever home with Christy, her [read more]


Ares, aka "Loverboy" is a 18lb, "Silver and beige Mini Poodle." He lives in a guardian home and only comes to visit when it's time to make a magic with our girls.  Ares is an amazing dog!  He is a little shy of strangers at first, but then he warms up and as sweet as can be. Ares and Cash are our #1 handsome studs for our litters.  Ares makes sweet, affectionate, very low shedding AussieDoodle puppies, in the 17-40lb range, depending on his girl. Ares is a fairly low energy dog, but loves to romp around the back [read more]


Robin is a 19lb, 13.5" tall, Toy Sized, Blue Merle Australian Shepherd. She lives with Becky and her family in Prospect, KY. Robin is a guardian dog. That means she lives a fun life in her furever home, but she comes here for play-days and to have her puppies. She is docile, playful, lower energy, submissive, and best of all, she is extremely affectionate.  Don't let her small size fool you; she's just as intelligent as the rest of our pack. Robin lives with Becky, her forever home and family. When she comes here, her eyes LIGHT up and [read more]

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